The Cupertino Library Foundation is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization chartered to provide continuing financial support to our Cupertino Public Library. All donations are tax-deductible to the extent permitted by law. (Federal Tax ID # 77-0372742).

Over 20 Years of Service

Since 1994, the Cupertino Library Foundation continues to provide financial and creative support for multi-generational, multi-lingual educational and cultural programs in collaboration with the Cupertino Library.

Tangible Community Benefits

Since its creation, the Cupertino Library Foundation has raised over $3 million to benefit the Cupertino Library and the Cupertino community. Donations to the Foundation have helped:

  • Keep the Library open and available seven days a week
  • Fund, in whole or in part, a wide variety of educational events and multi-cultural programs to encourage life-long learning and self-improvement through the Cupertino Library
  • Pay for furnishing the new Library building that opened in 2004
  • Lead a successful $1.2 million capital campaign to help furnish the new Cupertino Library which was constructed with City funding and opened in 2004.
President Eno Schmidt and S^4 Contest Winners

President Eno Schmidt (center) and S^4 Contest Winners (left) and their mothers (right).

Funding the Future

Our Cupertino Library is much more than a building with books. It is also a safe and comfortable community center welcoming thousands of visitors each week and offering free services and programs for children, teens, adults and seniors.

Our vision is a Cupertino Library prepared to provide the most advanced resources, programs, and events to meet the current and future educational and cultural needs of Cupertino residents.

The Foundation seeks major donations from corporations, the business community, from other foundations, as well as individual donations and planned gifts and bequests.

Planned Giving Options

We have also established an endowment fund for the future financial needs of the Library and produced a brochure entitled: “How You Can Help the Library through a Planned Gift” with information about:

  • Planned gifts
  • Gifts of stock
  • Gifts of real estate
  • Gifts of life insurance
  • Deferred giving
  • Unitrusts
  • Charitable remainder annuities
  • Charitable lead trusts
  • Bequests

History

Jerry Liu wins City of Cupertino Crest Award

Vice-President Jerry Liu (right) accepts the City of Cupertino Crest Award from the Mayor of Cupertino.

The Cupertino Library Foundation was established at the request of the Cupertino City Council in 1994, at a time when the library system was experiencing severe budget cuts. The Council asked two Library Commissioners, Allan Bidwell and Charles Liggett, to gather board members and establish a foundation to match the requested funds from the City to maintain Library hours, to continue the purchase of books, and to raise funds for the Library.

The Council asked two Library Commissioners, Allan Bidwell and Charles Liggett, to gather board members and establish a foundation to match the requested funds from the City to maintain Library hours, to continue the purchase of books, and to raise funds for the Library.

The organizational meeting of the Foundation was held on January 26, 1994, where Edward Jajko was elected the first Board President. The Friends of the Library loaned the start-up money needed to process the application for tax-exempt status and the start-up costs of the nonprofit Foundation. The Friends of the Library loaned the start-up money needed to process the application for tax-exempt status and the start-up costs of the nonprofit Foundation.

Your Donation is Tax-Deductable

For more information about the Cupertino Library Foundation, or to find out how you can help support our efforts to enhance Library facilities and services, contact the following Cupertino Library Foundation Board Members during regular business hours:

All donations are tax-deductible to the extent permitted by law. (Federal Tax ID # 77-0372742). The Cupertino Library Foundation is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization chartered to provide continuing financial support to our Cupertino Library.

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